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1985's weird Penguin-Kun Wars returns on Nintendo Switch

Hamster has gone a little obscure with its latest Arcade Archive release, dipping into its big bag of oddities and pulling out UPL's old-school title Penguin-Kun Wars (also known simply as Penguin Wars) available to download now on Nintendo...

 
 
 
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Royal Mail releases set of cool retro gaming stamps

British postal service Royal Mail has been releasing "commemorative" stamps for decades, with limited edition postmarks featuring famous artwork, historical events, trailblazers, and pop culture figures. Now it seems it's the turn of the UK...

 
 
 
 
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Old-school wrassler Mat Mania returns on Nintendo Switch

Another week, another retro release from the folk at Hamster Corporation. For this entry, you'll need to don your best spandex and prepare your finest promo, as the Arcade Archive range adds one of gaming's earliest pro-wrestling titles, Ma...

 
 
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Review: SuperMash

SuperMash looked like one of the standouts during Nintendo's recent Indie World Showcase, a genre-defying retro throwback to early Nintendo titles which seemed perfect for the Switch. Surprisingly, the game had already launched one day befo...

 
 
 
 
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Cutesy Switch adventure Skellboy pushed back to January 30

Developer Umaiki Games and publisher Fabraz have announced that Skellboy is the latest in a long line of games to push back its release date. The bone-rattling adventure game - initially scheduled for launch this month, will now arrive on N...

 
 
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The original Frogger hops onto PS4 and Nintendo Switch

This week's Arcade Archive release from retro publisher Hamster is one of the most instantly-reconisable titles in the history of gaming. Coming from fledgling developer Konami way back in 1981, its the road-crossin', log leapin' classic, F...

 
 
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Sega releases cute Sonic the Hedgehog Holiday short

As a a holiday gift to Sonic the Hedgehog fans, Sega has surprise released a new entry in its ongoing series of animated shorts featuring Sonic and his pals. This new episode - which features Chao of the Sonic Adventure series - is particul...

 
 
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Streets of Rage 4 sees the return of Adam Hunter

Cleaning the streets of scum is all in a day's work for ex-cops Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding, having done it time and again since the early '90s. But, never forget that this intrepid duo was once a threesome, and, for the first time (offic...

 
 
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Cotton Reboot delayed again, pushed back to summer 2020

Japanese developer Beep has announced that its old-school shmup Cotton! Reboot has slipped from its spring 2020 release window, and is now expected to launch in the summer.Cotton Reboot was originally announced back in May, and is a modern-...

 
 
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TurboGrafx-16 Mini trailer details retro console's games

Konami has released a trio of trailers detailing each and every game that will arrive preloaded on its TurboGrafx-16 mini console - alternately releasing as the PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini in Europe and PC Engine Mini in Japan - when it launch...

 
 
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Konami's cutesy shmup TwinBee returns on Nintendo Switch

This week's retro release from Hamster lets players fly the adorable skies of 1985, with a port of Konami's cuddly shoot-'em-up TwinBee, now available to download on Nintendo Switch.Back in 1985, the shmup scene was really starting to come ...

 
 
 
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Mother soundtrack is getting a cool vinyl release in Japan

Sony Music Direct has revealed plans to release the original soundtrack of 1989 Nintendo classic Mother - or EarthBound Beginnings as it is better known in western territories.The double vinyl LP will launch on December 25 in Japan at ...

 
 
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Beyond a Steel Sky delayed until early 2020

Revolution Software has announced that its sequel to classic DOS adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky will not be ready for launch in 2019 as initially planned, as will now emerge from the smoggy wastelands early in 2020."From the very outset...

 
 
 
 
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Hyper Sports is going for gold on PS4 and Nintendo Switch

It may be getting darker and colder outside, but retro publishers Hamster are all set to bring back the spirit of a balmy '80s summer, as button-mashing classic Hyper Sports makes a dash onto PS4 and Nintendo Switch.Released in 1984, (less ...

 
 




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Lord Spencer

Weekly Update, here are the games I am currently Those between bracket I am going to review when completed: - - -Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) -Fast RMX (Switch) -Nioh: DLC(PS4)

 
homeoftheblues

Happy birthday to Wes and Panda both! Hopefully you found something on your special days to bring you

 
PatBateman17

Happy bday Panda!!!!

 
PatBateman17

Welp, at 15 hours that’s my first game of the year beat with Luigi’s Mansion 3 (entirely in I’d give it a I liked it and it was charming and fun for a while, but had major filler towards the end and collectibles felt

 
Tricerapops

I am loving that so much of Doom Eternals OST reminds me of Jesper Kyds early Particularly the Batman and Robin Genesis Great, great

 
Dennis Carden

Happy birthday Panda! I know that the image is addressed to the anime character she uses as her avatar, but dammit it’s still thematically appropriate!

 
RiffRaff

Happy Birthday RoboPanda! Hope all is well! Everyone should add more dtoiders to their friends lists with Pandas amazing guide! (Link in comments)

 
Vesalius

Haven’t seen Robo Panda Z in awhile, but just in case, happy birthday! Thanks for all that you’ve done with the community here!

 
CJ Andriessen

Ad Astra? More like Ad Asstra!

 
absolutfreak

Ive finally beaten Nuclear Throne! 104 hours in total before I was able to do I used Fish, wielding a shovel and a

 
 

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